"Classic synth of the future."
Wow! small synth, shockingly HUGE sounds!
The micro sounds cool on its own and with other synths. Everything else I have is based around digital waveforms so this sounds much different and stands out nicely without sounding out of place.
The best thing about this synth is the size. People say to me that it's amazing how such a small machine can sound as cool as this. The microphone for the vocoder is included in the box so you can start making all sorts of effects and voices from day one. AA battery power? COOL!! 4-note poly initially seemed too limiting but this has taught me to play in different ways and interlace pads together with other synths rather than just stacking lots of the same notes on top of each other.
Plastic yes, but it's small so this isn't a problem. The front panel is actually a thin plate of metal anyway, and finished off very nicely with real wooden end cheeks - nice to see a new synth built the old fashioned way. Great for the studio and should be fine in a live situation provided you make a hard case for it. I reckon this will last me a couple of decades at least...
This synth must have the best sound quality to cost ratio of any synth ever built in history. Nuff said...
The Wow Factor:
Appearance and styling is the prime reason for why I bought the synth. As soon as I started to play it and heard its sounds there was no turning back. I like the way the wood has been bolted on the ends - it really finishes off the design. The smaller keys also make it look like it has a much deeper control panel than it really has. It looks like a perfect miniature of some of those giant analogue polysynths from a bygone era.
Sell? Replace? I am a collector so the micro will be with me forever. It's programmable so there will always be hidden sounds just waiting to be played. I chose the micro because of its small and portable size. If lost or stolen I would buy it again as it has it's own special character and has added a totally new edge to my productions. I may even buy a second one so I can play two sounds simultaneously and have more notes.